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HST 2900: Special Topics Human Services - Dr. Lisa Skeens   Tags: article databases, catalog, cite, evaluate, human services, keywords, narrow topic  

Where do I start? A guide to research in the field of Human Services using peer reviewed journals.
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Search Tools

What are Search Tools?

"Search tools" are used to combine keywords and keyword phrases in catalogs  & databases.

The most common search tools are:

  • AND - returns results that contain both keywords (effects AND caffeine AND children)
  • OR - returns results containing either of the terms; OR is useful when searching with synonyms (effects OR consequences)

  • NOT - use NOT to exclude a word or phrase

  • Use quotation marks to create a keyword phrase
  


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